Protecting an Asset, Collaborating with Communities
The 317-mile North Carolina Railroad Corridor is unlike any other infrastructure asset in the state. With 634 miles of neighbors on each side, the corridor runs through four of the state’s largest cities, thriving downtown areas, rural communities and growing industrial areas. It’s a key route for freight and passenger rail service, connecting to two Class I freight rail networks, short lines, multiple passenger lines, and the entire east coast rail network.
Many of North Carolina’s large cities and small towns were formed as a result of the railroad running through that part of the state, bringing jobs to the area. Nearly 170 years later, the population growth and urban development many North Carolina communities are experiencing often puts pressure on the railroad corridor. Through our Real Estate and Corridor Management Departments, we collaborate with the 40 municipalities that the track touches, ensuring that they can plan for growth, while preserving the 200-foot-wide freight rail corridor boundaries to accommodate increased rail capacity needs.
The North Carolina Railroad: Collaborating with Communities and Spurring Economic Growth
Stay alert around railroad tracks. Do not text, use headphones or have other distractions that would prevent you from hearing or seeing an approaching train. #SeeTracksThinkTrain #AlwaysExpectATrain https://t.co/2gS2rFkOVD
Since 2016, NCRR has provided scholarships to @LCCLancers and @davidsonccc students pursuing careers in supply chain management, with the goal of promoting a skilled workforce to meet the needs of rail-served business and industry in North Carolina. https://t.co/RLkHdBTaFE
Our rail corridor is a vital route for freight moving east to west, and north to south. It connects to routes carrying freight and people throughout the eastern United States. Learn more here: https://t.co/5nUsixu1tj
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